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This Simple Chalkboard Reveals Something Important About The Nature Of Regret

FEBRUARY 6, 2016  —  By Madeline Distasio  
Madeline Distasio

Madeline Distasio

Writer and editor holding it down in Philadelphia. Interests include drawing, exclusively wearing black, having too many books to fit in my tiny apartment, and choosing my dachshund over people.

When it comes to human emotions, regret is among the harshest. What makes it so insidious is the fact that it doesn't exist in a vacuum. Instead, it attaches itself to other emotions like a leech that cosigns on all of our grief and frustration.

Just think about that for a second. What's the feeling that swells up when you think about everything you'll never get to say to someone? What's the feeling that creeps up on you when you let your dreams take a backseat to reality? What's the feeling that peppers your decision to leave someone you love behind? I think you know the answer.

While it's never a pleasant topic to confront, what happened when these people were asked to put their regrets in writing revealed something important about how we let regrets dictate our experiences.

It's never too late:

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Vowing to live without regrets is easier said than done. In fact, they're so wrapped up in the human experience that it's almost impossible. Time has a tendency of running away with our goals and racking up a collection of regrets in the process, but by figuring out how they affect the decision-making process, we can begin to break the cycle.

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